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Cimic lands role on A$1.18bn Warringah Freeway upgrade in Sydney

The project aims to reduce congestion by upgrading four kilometres of the northern approach to Sydney Harbour Bridge (Courtesy of Cimic Group)

Cimic Group company CPB Contractors has been selected by the government of New South Wales (NSW) to deliver the A$1.18bn Warringah Freeway upgrade in a joint venture with Downer.

The project, worth some A$800m to CPB Contractors, aims to reduce congestion by simplifying the complex corridor and upgrading four kilometres of the busy northern approach to Sydney Harbour Bridge, adding bus, cycle and pedestrian lanes.

Main work will start early next year and is expected to take around five years, subject to the detailed design and construction program.

Cimic said the contract type was ‘Incentivised Target Cost’, which allowed for extensive collaboration between contractors and the state.

“The Warringah Freeway upgrade is key to a city-shaping network of roads that will reduce congestion in Sydney, as population and transport demand grows,” said Cimic chief executive Juan Santamaria.

CPB Contractors managing director Jason Spears said: “We are pleased to have been entrusted by the NSW Government to deliver this important upgrade to the northern approach of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Our teams are highly skilled in delivering complex transport projects in the centre of major cities and will work closely with all stakeholders to safely deliver this upgrade while minimising disruption on what is one of the busiest freeways in Australia.”

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